National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm on February 28th every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist, Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928. National Science Day is celebrated as one of the prominent science festivals in India every year, during which students of various schools and colleges demonstrate a motley of science projects, and National and State Science Institutions exhibit their latest research.
To commemorate and honor this event in the future, The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in the year 1986 asked the existing Indian government to designate February 28th as a National Science Day in India.
The objective of celebrating National Science Day
- To revive all the efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare in this field.
- To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development of science.
- To give an opportunity to the scientific-minded citizens of the country and to encourage the people as well as popularize Science and Technology.
National Science Day is celebrated every year to widely spread a message about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people.
This year, the theme of National Science Day is announced by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh i.e. “Global Science for Global Wellbeing“.
In the spirit of this day, SPACE conducts various science-related activities with public, school, and college students. This year, SPACE is conducting various programs to celebrate the event:
- Online Interaction with Ms. Priya Hasan, Co-Chair, Women in Astronomy WG- IAU IAU. Join Here: https://youtube.com/live/pE13VKPYPsg
- We are organizing various activities in the form of competitions in which iAstronomers can participate. These will be quiz competitions, drawing competitions, poster making, group discussions, and many more.
- An astronomy camp is being organised at Unison World School, Dehradun. The activities will be safe solar observation, Hydro Rocketry and Evening Observation.
- Movie Screening of for junior class will be done in our various Universe in The Schools by, followed by engaging discussions
- SPACE Foundation in association with NSS Unit – BML Munjal University, Haryana is organizing – “ANTARIKSH DARSHAN – A Public Event of Sky Observation through Telescope” at BML Munjal University.
Let’s continue to celebrate the spirit of National Science Day with activities that will inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators to shape a better future for all.
- Science outreach has been conducted at popular locations
- SPACE has conducted Heritage Walk with Archaelogical Survey of India at Jantar Mantar
- Science Activities were conducted at public event ‘Raahgiri’ where the public participated with great enthusiasm.
- SPACE India To Teach Astronomy To Specially-Abled – The Business Standard, February 27, 2017.
- SPACE India celebrating National Science day with Specially-Abled – Jansatta, February 27, 2017.
- SPACE India to teach Astronomy – Daily Post, February 28, 2017.
- SPACE India celebrating National Science day – Punjab Tribune, February 28, 2017.
- SPACE India to teach Astronomy to Specially-Abled – Patrika, February 27, 2017.
- SPACE India to teach Astronomy to Specially-Abled – Zee News, February 27, 2017.
- Dabkar, Gujarat, March 1, 2017.
- Divya Bhaskar, Surat, March 1, 2017.
- Gujarat Samachar, March 1, 2017.
- Rajasthan Patrika, February 28, 2017.